Israel Tours and other Bible Land Tours of World of the Bible
June Israel Tour and Bible Land Tours
Dr. Randall Price has made over 80 trips to Israel and the lands of the Bible, most of them guiding groups on tours of Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. He started the Tour part of his ministry after studying at the Hebrew University in Israel and seeing how it changed his perspective and realized a need for pastors in particular and believers in general to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the land of Israel and under-standing the Bible in the context of it's geographic and cultural setting. Our Israel tours are typically limited to one bus (50 people) to keep the tour personal and allow complete access to Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee during the tour. Occasionally, depending on the tour, this limit will increase beyond 50.
2015 June Israel Tour is posted below comments
"I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! I'm thrilled to have finally gone to Israel, and I don't think anybody could have been better tour directors then Randall and Beverlee Price, nor could the tour sites themselves have been have been more appropriate and exciting."- Ron T., Lenexa, KS
"We just returned from the World of the Bible Study Tour hosted by Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee. We have been traveling to Israel for many years now with one of the leading ministries of the Southeast assisiting it in many ways and know Israel very well. Considering this knowledgeable background, we both have the utmost respect for Dr. Price and cannot say enough about his tours. They are professional, educational, informative, and the best planned itinerary we have ever had. Dr. Price and Beverlee are two of the most godly, pleasant down to earth couple we have ever met in any ministry. While Dr. Price took care of the daily tour affairs, Beverlee was constantly attending to everyone's needs. We have been exposed to a lot of other ministry tours and can in all honesty recommend World of the Bible Study Tours over all others. " - Bob & Beverly C., Sevierville, TN
Israel/Mt. Sinai Tour 2010
As a seminary student and a Christian interested in study of the written Word, I am thankful for all of the new images in my mind when reading the Bible. I will not easily forget my whole experience, but especially the time at Mount Sinai, Ein Gedi, Masada and Jerusalem. Those are among my favorites. I enjoyed every bit of it and definitely would recommend it to first-timers to Israel. I saw everything I could possibly want to have seen. One of the best parts of the trip were the people! The pilgrims and the tour leaders. Randall and Beverlee were enjoyable hosts and Kenny and Ovad really made the trip! Heather B.
Israel/Jordan Tour 2011
Arlin and I have been blessed to join many Christian tours (groups) over the years. Each one has provided a dimension to our lives. It is another blessing that everything written on your website about your tour is true. There is the dimension of fellowship and enrichment that cannot be described, only experienced by joining you. Thank you to your ministry for that. Arlin and Lois P., Fullerton,California
Israel/Petra Tour 2012
Our trip was perfect !!! I am a picky traveler .... I always told my husband we were travel snobs because we liked traveling in comfort, and this trip did not disappoint! My favorite part of the trip was Randall's scripture reading and mini sermons! I could not have gone with any other tour and had nearly the experience. The hotels were wonderful, the pace of the days was perfect, Kenny, our tour guide, was excellent, and our travel companions are my new friends :) Julaine C., Houston, TX
Israel/Jordan Tour 2013
I want to thank the Price's, Kenny, and David for the wonderful experience of a life-time. Jan and I could not be more joyous about the experience and truly believe it will be personally beneficial in my opportunities to teach and preach. The trip was the perfect combination of the spiritual, educational, and physical. The enthusiasm and patience of the leadership on this tour was outstanding. When you blend all the personalities, spiritual maturity, and expectations present in the tour and really consider how well everything was conducted and accommodated - it is remarkable. The trip far-exceeded Jan and I's personal expectations, and will always be at the top of our treasured memory possessions. Jim B., San Antonio, TX
Israel/Greece Tour 2014
The experience was wonderful. I have been to Israel 3 other times with other tour groups and this by far was the best tour! Randall and Beverlee were wonderful! Thank you both for making us feel welcomed and special. Jim and Kathy J. , Litella, GA
World of the Bible Summer 2015 Israel Tour
Israel Adventure Tour June 9thth - June 21st, 2015
13 Days -Total Price* from Newark Liberty: $4699
with Optional Extension to Jordan and Eilat (June 21th -25th)
5 Days -Extension Price: $1356
*Total price includes United airfare from Newark Liberty, 4 and 5 star Hotels with half board (Breakfast and Dinner),
and all Guide/Bus/Tips cost. Price given is cash price (payment by check). Credit Card can be accepted but with 3 percent upcharge.
Downloadable PDF brochure and registration form after this itinerary. Tour Term details are in brochure.
DAY 1 - Tuesday, June 9th - Meet our tour group in Newark for a 10:50pm departure on United Airlines for our flight to the land of Israel.
DAY 3 - Thursday, June 11th – JERUSALEM - Today we enter the TEMPLE MOUNT, site of the Jewish Temple to walk on the ancient platform and see the DOME OF THE ROCK and many structures related to Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem. Next we continue our understanding of Jerusalem’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the outdoor MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM and the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After lunch we tour the ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING of the museum with finds that reveal Israel’s biblical past. We conclude our day with a reflective visit to YAD VASHEM, the holocaust memorial, a site every visitor to the modern State of Israel must experience. Then you will return to the beautiful Dan Jerusalem for a wonderful buffet dinner and optional evening shopping activities.
DAY 5 - Saturday, June 13th – We begin this Sabbath day joining Israeli believers in worship at the JERUSALEM ASSEMBLY. Then we have lunch in BETHLEHEM followed by a tour of an OLIVEWOOD FACTORY (with optional shopping opportunity), a visit to the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, the traditional birthplace of Jesus and site of Jerome’s translation of the Latin Vulgate, the SHEPHERD’S FIELD (YMCA) to sing Christmas carols inside a shepherd’s cave (with manger outside!), and the HERODIAN, the mountain-fortress of Herod the Great where the infamous king’s tomb was discovered several years ago. Return to Jerusalem and the Dan Jerusalem hotel for dinner and optional evening activities.
DAY 6 – Sunday, June 14th - COASTAL PLAIN/GALILEE – Start the day following the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA, the resort of Roman officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Paul. Our next stop is MEGIDDO to tour the ancient site and see the vast Jezreel valley with the name synonymous with Armageddon. After lunch, we to travel to NAZARETH, Jesus’ childhood home and visit NAZARETH VILLAGE, a recreation of life during the time of Jesus. We then travel to the 2,000 year-old city of TIBERIAS. Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel situated beside the SEA OF GALILEE on the Marina (ideal for evening strolling and shopping).
DAY 7 – Monday , June 15th- GALILEE - We begin our with our own personal BOAT RIDE and Christian concert on the Sea of Galilee! We next go to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and then to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples on the beach after His resurrection. Special lunch at the famous Deck’s Restaurant! We next visit CAPERNAUM and the HOUSE OF SIMON PETER and the SYNAGOGUE WHERE JESUS PREACHED and the excavations at TEL BEITSAIDA (OLD TESTAMENT GESHUR). We conclude our day with the opportunity of baptism at YARDENIT (Christian Baptismal site on the Jordan River). Overnight at the Caesar Premier and optional evening activities.
DAY 8 - Tuesday, June 14th - We journey today to the GOLAN HEIGHTS to see the archaeological site of TEL DAN with a GATE FROM ABRAHAM’S TIME and the HIGH PLACE OF JEROBOAM. Then to CAESAREA PHILIPPI (palace of Herod Philip and Temple of Pan) where Peter gave the great confession. We then go to KOFI ANAN to view the SYRIAN BORDER to understand Israel’s strategic necessity for retaining the Golan Heights. Return to Tiberias overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel and evening at leisure.
DAY 9 - Wednesday, June 17th – JORDAN VALLEY- We leave the Galilee today and our first stop is at BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. Here the bodies of Saul and Jonathan were hung after their defeat at Mount Gilboa. We next drive to JERICHO for lunch and to see the ancient site of Joshua’s conquest followed by an opportunity to shop at an exclusive PALESTINIAN GLASS FACTORY Showroom. We then drive alongside the DEAD SEA to its southern end and to EIN BOQEK where we overnight at the beautiful Isrotel Dead Sea and Spa Hotel. Enjoy leisure time to float in the Dead Sea at the hotel’s private beach, enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s spa (optional), the immense swimming pool, and a delicious evening buffet.
DAY 10 - Thursday, June 18th – MASADA/EIN GEDI/QUMRAN/JERUSALEM – This morning we drive to MASADA, site of the Jews last stand against the Romans in AD 73, and ascend by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress and afterward to visit the MASADA MUSEUM. Next we enjoy a nature walk at EIN-GEDI where David hid from Saul and composed some of the Psalms. Then we visit QUMRAN, site of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau (2002-2012). We then drive to Jerusalem to tour the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL and then return to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel for dinner and optional evening activities.
DAY 11 - Friday, June 19th – JERUSALEM - We visit the WESTERN WALL where you can say a prayer and place a written prayer in the crevices of the wall. Next we visit the JEWISH QUARTER to see the TEMPLE INSTITUTE, where preparations are being made for a future Temple. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter we visit the FIRST TEMPLE MODEL, the BROAD WALL and the BURNT HOUSE (an actual excavated house from the AD 70 destruction of Jerusalem). Then we visit a special exhibition at the HOSPICE DE NOTRE DAM on the SHROUD OF TURIN. Return to the Dan Jerusalem hotel for dinner and optional evening activities.
DAY 12 - Saturday, June 20th – JERUSALEM -Begin today at CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE and then walk the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross, ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. Next we return to the MOUNT OF OLIVES and walk down THE “DISCIPLES PATH” to DOMINUS FLEVIT, the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE where He prayed. Our reflection on the sufferings of the Savior climax with a tour of the GARDEN TOMB and a private COMMUNION SERVICE. We then have special FAREWELL DINNER at an exclusive Israeli restaurant and check-in at Ben-Gurion Airport for our 11:10 P.M. flight to the United States. The Jordan Extension group returns after dinner to overnight at Dan Jerusalem.
JORDAN EXTENSION ITINERARY
DAY 13 - Sunday, June 21st – JORDAN –Jordan Extension group crosses into Jordan and goes to JERASH, one of the best preserved Decapolis cities of the Middle East and then to AMMAN, the capital of modern Jordan and of the ancient Ammonites. Visit the DEAD SEA SCROLL EXHIBIT in the downtown museum where the famous COPPER SCROLL is on display and the ancient ruins of the city’s ACROPOLIS. We then overnight at the beautiful Le Meridian in Amman. Dinner and evening at leisure.
DAY 14 - Monday, June 22nd – JORDAN – We start the day visiting MOUNT NEBO where Moses viewed the Promised Land and was buried, Next we drive to the fortress and palace of MACHAERUS where Herod Antipas imprisoned and executed John the Baptist. We drive further south to one of the proposed sites for the ancient city of SODOM and explore the area with its ash layer, brimstone, and abundant 4,000 year–old pottery shards. We end our day in the famed city of Petra to overnight at the beautiful Movenpick Hotel situated at the entrance to the site.
DAY 15 - Tuesday, June 23rd- PETRA, JORDAN/EILAT, ISRAEL- We spend our day exploring the ancient Edomite and Nabatean city of PETRA “the rose red city half as old as time!” Though the setting of the Old Testament Book of Obadiah, it was lost to recorded history until the 1800’s. Special buffet lunch inside Petra. In the late afternoon we cross into Israel and to the city of EILAT, King Solomon’s ancient port city situated on the RED SEA. Check-in to the beautiful Leonardo Plaza Hotel for a sumptuous buffet and evening at leisure.
DAY 16 - Wednesday, June 24th – EILAT/TEL AVIV– We start the day with a drive to the MARINE OBSERVATORY to walk down below the surface of the Red Sea to see the colorful coral and the fishes that inhabit these clear waters. Next, an optional opportunity to go snorkeling in the Red Sea at SNUBA or visit and shop in the EILAT STONE FACTORY. We then return to freshen up at the Hotel and check out. We then drive to visit a life-size replica of the WILDERNESS TABERNACLE in TIMNA PARK. Returning to Eilat we board a flight back to SDE DOV and then drive to TEL AVIV for a special FAREWELL DINNER. It’s finally time to say goodbye to the Holy Land as we arrive to Ben-Gurion Airport for our check-in and 11:10 P.M. flight to the United States.
DAY 17- Thursday, June 25th – Extension Group arrives at Newark at 4:20am and you make connections for your flight home with wonderful memories of the Holy Land.
The Stones Cry Out (book) introduces you to the places and personalities involved in revealing biblical history. Read about and see exclusive photos of the sites you will visit on our tour. Many charts and diagrams also help you get a grasp of the various historical time periods and new archaeological discoveries.
The Stones Cry Out DVD/Video takes you on an archaeological journey hosted by Dr. Price letting you preview many of the places you will experience on the tour.
World of the Bible Tours (WBT) is the tour ministry division of World of the Bible Ministries. WBT organizes and conducts inspirational study tours to the Bible lands to give Christians a firsthand and life-changing experience with the living world of the Bible.
Our tours are completely customized, personally hosted and instructed by Dr. Randall Price, include international airfare, deluxe coach, first-class hotels, meals, special dinners, cultural events, government-licensed guides, tips, taxes, and porterage.
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